Polaris Bank, Facebook Build Capacity Of SMEs In Digital Marketing

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Polaris Bank is partnering the global social media giant, Facebook to provide free digital marketing training to Small and Medium Enterprises operating in Nigeria.

According to the Bank this move is intended to equip Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) who are focused on leveraging social media tools to scale up business and sales.

Group Head, Products & Market Development of Polaris Bank, Mrs. Adebimpe Ihekuna, “This partnership is part of Polaris Bank’s non-financial offerings to SMEs in their bid to scale up to the next level”.

“As an enterprise positioned to meet the challenges of the digital age, especially in the era of COVID-19, we want to assist as many SMEs as we can to ensure they remain relevant in their line of business,” she stressed.

This virtual training is scheduled for August 3rd, August 7 and will hold for 5 days with a maximum of 2 modules daily, at different time intervals ( morning and afternoon), while a repeat session will hold the following week for the next set of SMEs who were not accommodated in the first week.

Participants will among other things, learn how to find new customers and build business communities using digital tools. They will also be exposed to strategies to grow their business internationally, build an online business presence with Facebook, use WhatsApp to grow their business, learn how to create Facebook Ads, and scale advertising with Ads Manager and unearth tools to drive their business.

It would be recalled that the Bank in conjunction with Digivate 360 ran a similar training across eight (8) locations: Lagos, Enugu, Abuja, Kano, Ilorin, Port Harcourt, Abeokuta and Benin in October 2019 through which 723 SME’s (existing and non-existing customers) were trained.

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